The Kirkwood Call

Heroes of the First Amendment

Mary Beth Tinker advocates for Lynne Jackson's book about Dred Scott.

Maddie Meyers and Emma Lingo

November 7, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case and the "Year of the Student Journalist." To recognize the decision and celebrate the First Amendment, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri organized "Heroes of the First Amendment" where students ...

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Students head to Jefferson City for new voices hearing

Jack Rintoul, entertainment editor

January 17, 2018

KHS Journalism Adviser, Mitch Eden, and three KHS students will be traveling to Jefferson City to support the Cronkite New Voices Act on Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018. The act, which will be looking to pass through Missouri Legislature for the third consecutive year, prevents high school administrations fr...

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

30 years since Hazelwood: Why the First Amendment matters

TKC Staff

January 12, 2018

On Jan. 12 1988, the decision that would change the fate of high school journalists around the country took place at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. In a 5-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Hazelwood School District in the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier case giving schools the right to pr...

New Voices for student journalists

Camille Baker, Chloe Hooker, and Zac Clingenpeel

November 17, 2017

Every three weeks, the racks in the KHS hallways are restocked and the scent of freshly printed magazines fills the editor’s office in the south journalism building. As students enter the doors on Essex, they gravitate toward the newest issue of TKC at the top of the rack. A few footsteps later,...

Where are they now: H.L. Hall and Katie Meyers

Where are they now: H.L. Hall and Katie Meyers

Camille Baker, editor-in-chief

November 8, 2017

Her curled blonde hair bobbing as she walks down the English hall carrying stacks of graded papers, Katie Meyers hums a song that has stuck with her for more than 29 years. ‘I’m alive, awake, alert, enthusiastic,’ she repeats, reminiscing on the jingle her high school journalism adviser H.L. Hall on...

How well does KHS know their First Amendment rights?

Daniel Paese, Video Editor

February 27, 2017

TKC went around Kirkwood High School to ask a few random students and staff members if they knew their First Amendment rights.

Scholastic Journalism Week: The best fans in baseball?

Fowler rounds the bases after he hits a home run against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium Sept. 13, 2016.

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

February 23, 2017

I've often considered myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Born from blasts by McGwire and raised on roundtrippers by Pujols, I know nothing else than to worship the Birds on the Bat and everything they stand for. Talent isn't everything. It’s not over until it's over. An 83...

First Amendment

First Amendment

Justin Sweeney, Aly Roth, Abby Geisz, and Mary Ralston

December 20, 2016

TKC went around the school asking students and teachers if they knew the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Out of the eight teachers and students interviewed, Lucas Ravenscraft, social studies teacher, was the only person who could name all five. The five rights are freedom of speech,...

A thank you from The Kirkwood Call staff:

A thank you from The Kirkwood Call staff:

May 7, 2015

art by Mikki Philippe and Tiereny Grisalano For the final issue of the year, The Kirkwood Call decided to give thanks to just a few of the many people, or groups of people, at KHS who rarely get recognition but greatly deserve it. To all those not mentioned who deserve to be: thank you. KHS wouldn’t b...

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